Previously Trilead's product, VM Explorer is a lightweight backup and replication product for VMware and Microsoft virtual infrastructures that our readers know well. If you haven't read about VM Explorer, you might check out one of our past posts which we'll be linking at the end of this post.
The product is now called Micro Focus VM Explorer 7.0 and the latest version has just been released. VM Explorer has been originally built by Trilead, then become HP and now Micro Focus. What we like it it's tiny size (about 50 Mb only) and the overall good user experience.
VM Explorer can be used for backup and replication of VMware and Hyper-V environments. There are regular updates, now with fully supported web-based UI and multi-language. They swapped from the legacy Windows UI few versions back.
The user interface has been translated into many different languages. English, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese (Simplified), French, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Russian, are currently languages which you can set for the web UI.
VM Explorer allows executing Full or Incremental VM backups, Replication of VMs to the remote site.There is also an Instant recovery for VMs allowing to power On VM directly from the backup location, and then, do a migration to the production storage.
You can backup to directly attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), ESX/vSphere, Windows, Linux and FreeBSD based storage platforms, and HPE StoreOnce backup appliances (NAS and VTL interfaces).
What's new in VM Explorer 7.0?
- Updated UI – The user interface has been refreshed to display Micro Focus branding. This includes updated logos, copyright, end user license agreements, color schemes, software signing certificate and documentation.
- Latest VDDK Support – To keep you up-to-date with the latest technologies and third-party patches/hotfixes, VM Explorer 7.0 now supports the latest VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK), v6.5.2
- Bug fixes – there are some bug fixes as in every release, which has been ironed out.
VM Explorer Free version for VMware and Hyper-V
In fact, a trial version is installed and so during 14 days, you have the possibility to test the full product.
After installation, you have a 15 days trial period of the Enterprise version with 1000 sockets. If you do not install a license within this time, the product will fall back to the free (limited) version.
You can get a trial from at Micro Focus Website Here.
More posts about Micro Focus VM Explorer on ESX Virtualization:
- HPE VM Explorer 6.5 Released
- Web-Based Interface Only for VM Explorer 6.2
- VM Explorer – Backup your first VM
- VM Explorer 6.3 now compatible with vSphere 6.5
- VM Explorer Product Settings
- VM Explorer Free version for VMware and Hyper-V
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- ESXi Free vs Paid – What are the differences?
- Top 3 VM Replication Software for VMware vSphere Environments
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